Post # 1
So, I’m heavily involved in choral music. I’ve been in choirs for years and have a great love of choral music. I had an idea the other night, but I can’t tell if it’s a good idea or not. We plan on having a pianist do the ceremony music in general, but I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if when it’s time for my entrance and everyone stands, in addition to the piano, having members of the choir I’m currently in sing the processional?” Like have them sit among the guests, then sort of flashmob style start singing. I don’t know what piece yet, but what do you think? Is it as cool as I think it is or a bad idea?
Post # 3
It reminds me of the wedding scene in Love Actually – and therefore kind of awesome!
Post # 4
@HonoraryNerd: we had an acapella choir at our wedding, and it was awesome! They weren’t seated amongst the guests, so it wasn’t a surprise. But several of my guests told me they had never been to a wedding before with a choir, and they loved it. I say do it!
Post # 5
@HonoraryNerd: That sounds so freakin cool. you have to do it
Post # 6
I think that sounds so fun and different! And the first thing I thought of was Love Actually too. 🙂 Will your fiancé be in on it, or will it be a surprise for him as well?
Post # 7
@HonoraryNerd: I love it. I also think it could be awesome for the recessional. Then it doesn’t take away from your entrance at all.
Also, I like the idea of it being a surprise.
Post # 8
That would be so awesome. You should totally do it and keep it a surprise.
Post # 10
@Kir32: I thought about for the recessional, but I’d want to fully display the beauty of the choir and usually the recessional song is ignored.
Post # 11
@HonoraryNerd: I love that! It sounds amazingggg.
Post # 12
@HonoraryNerd: I like that idea! Just be aware that your other guests (with less beautiful voices) might join in.
Post # 13
@HonoraryNerd: I think it’ll be amazing, as long as you make sure the acoustics work for where they’re sitting in the pews.
If you’re in a space with a choir loft, you could have them seated there, or together towards the back but dressed normally as regular guests and I doubt anyone would realize they weren’t until it came time to sing.
Post # 14
@Polygon: If they did, I’d be shocked. Whatever song they do will probably not be in English let alone widely known
Post # 15
I really really wanted to do that, too. I don’t think it’ll work out in my case, but PLEASE DO IT.